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Friday Finals: Freeze roll to sweep

October 25, 2014

Dylan Zins had four goals for North Iowa in a 10-1 win over St. Louis.

Friday Box Scores
 
St. Louis 1 @ North Iowa 10 – Behind a great game by Dylan Zins, who had four goals and two assists, the North Iowa Bulls defeated the St. Louis Jr. Blues, 10-1. Zins notched his first tally 17:46 into the first period. He then added goals at 4:21 into the second, at 29 seconds into the third, and at 5:21 into the third. North Iowa excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. The Bulls' offense rang up 57 shots on St. Louis' net. North Iowa outdid its season average for goals scored. The Bulls average 4.2 goals per game. North Iowa also got points from Zachary Johnston, who also registered two goals and one assist, Carmen Dalesandro, who also had one goal and four assists, Travis Johnston, who also racked up one goal and one assist, Austin Jackson, who also tallied one goal and four assists, and Trey Gardner, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for North Iowa came via Johnny Panvica, Kurt Halbach, Joe Kleven, and Joe Burgmeier, who each chipped in one. North Iowa's Jordan Moran stopped 20 shots out of the 21 that he faced. The Bulls incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Cooper Cothran made 47 saves for the Jr. Blues on 57 shots. St. Louis incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.
 
La Crosse 6 @ West Michigan 2 – Zach Lawson had two goals to lead the La Crosse Freeze to a 6-2 victory over the West Michigan Wolves. Lawson scored at 4:18 into the second period to make the score 1-1 and again while 6:04 into the third to make the score 4-2 La Crosse. La Crosse put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow West Michigan to score on any of its three power plays. The Freeze outdid their season average for goals scored. La Crosse averages 3.4 goals per game. La Crosse additionally got points from Taylor Trapp, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for La Crosse included Hunter Dragosh, Daniel Toycen, and Ben Henderson, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for La Crosse were Blake Olinyk, who had two and Case Moioffer, Alexander Rickoff, Jake Lipski, Caleb Blank, Brady Thiering, and Dan Marotz, who contributed one each. The Wolves' penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. West Michigan had been averaging 18.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Wolves were helped by Alex Olson, who had one goal. Olson scored 18:10 into the second period to make the score 2-2. Shawn Adam picked up the assist. West Michigan also got a goal from Dakota Ulmer as well. In addition, West Michigan received assists from Michael Tratar, Mike Difranco, and Ian Rolfsen, who each chipped in one. Andrew Wagner recorded 21 saves for the Freeze. West Michigan's Chase Stanford stopped 22 shots out of the 28 that he faced.
 
Metro 5 @ Southern Tier 7 – The Southern Tier Xpress relied on the scoring touch of Cody Maulsby, who netted four goals, to beat the Metro Jets, 7-5. Maulsby's first goal came 6:04 into the first period. He then added goals at 13:22 into the first, at 14:09 into the second, and at 1:10 into the third. Southern Tier's offense rang up 44 shots on Metro's net. The Xpress bested their season scoring average. Southern Tier averages 3.8 goals per game. Southern Tier additionally got points from Justin Andriaccio, who also had one goal and one assist, Alec Hooper, who also finished with one goal and one assist, and Owen Harris, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Southern Tier received assists from Luke Sunde, who had two, Brandon Desrosiers, who had three, and Tim Weisgerber, Curtis Carlson, Elijah Williams, Jake Wasem, and Niko Greco, who each chipped in one. The Jets' penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Southern Tier power plays. Metro was helped by Cody Jones, who grabbed two goals. Jones scored the first of his two goals at 11:23 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cooper McLean assisted on the tally. Jones' next tally made the score 3-2 Southern Tier with 17:34 left in the second period. Pearce Vance picked up the assist. Metro also got points from Alex Holm, who also racked up one goal and one assist and Kyle Shreve, who also had two goals and one assist. The Xpress' Tyler Geloneck stopped 24 shots out of the 29 that he faced. Kameron Limburg made 37 saves for the Jets on 44 shots. 
 
Breezy Point 3 @ Twin City 5 – The game between the Twin City Steel and the Breezy Point North Stars was tight through all 60 minutes, but in the end Twin City emerged with a 5-3 win. The Steel gained the winning advantage on a goal by Lance Carney 4:15 into the third period and hung on until final buzzer. Twin City got the win on the strength of a great game by Jordan Pitlick, who had two goals and two assists. Pitlick scored the first of his two goals at 18:51 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Twin City. Aharon Lara provided the assist. Pitlick's next tally made the score 5-3 Twin City with 1:22 left in the third period. The Steel had gotten the advantage when Breezy Point's Yegor Paliy was sent off for too many men. Jared Erickson picked up the assist. Twin City put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow the North Stars to score on any of their five power plays.  Twin City also got points from Lara, who also registered one goal and one assist and David Becker, who also had one goal and one assist. More assists for Twin City came via Mathias Ahman, James Hale, and Jay Paul, who each chipped in one. Others who scored for Breezy Point included Nick Blanchette and Ryan Herbert, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Breezy Point were Philip Grippi, Sean Viti, Brooke Evans, Seyia Hayata, and Ryan Mezera, who contributed one each. Twin City's Robbie Goor stopped 18 shots out of the 21 that he faced. Joe Licata recorded 21 saves for the North Stars.
 
Texas 5 @ Dallas 4 – The Texas Jr. Brahmas survived a determined comeback attempt by the Dallas Jr. Stars on the way to a 5-4 win. A goal by Jon Grimm put Texas up 4-1 in the second period, but Dallas pulled to within one on Jordan Schultz's tally 4:27 into the third period. The Jr. Brahmas' penalty kill excelled, as Texas gave up one goal despite allowing seven power plays. The Jr. Brahmas forced the Jr. Stars goalie Chance Turner to work between the pipes, taking 34 shots. Texas bested its season scoring average. The Jr. Brahmas have scored at the pace of 2.8 goals per game during the current campaign. The Jr. Brahmas were helped by Conor Durkin, who had one goal and one assist. Durkin scored 17:46 into the third period to make the score 5-4 Texas. Dixon Whitehead provided the assist. Texas also got points from Zach McPherson, who also finished with one goal and one assist, Ryan Dunner, who also racked up one goal and one assist, and Whitehead, who also tallied one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Texas were Mykyta Sheptytsky, who had two and Thomas Puetz, Kurt Thiele, and Anthony Koslow, who each chipped in one. Dallas was led by Tyler Valentin, who grabbed one goal and two assists. Valentin scored 15:34 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Dallas also had goals scored by Josig Rochon and Wyatt Gentry, who each put in one. In addition, Dallas received assists from Colton Schultz, Blake McIntyre, and Aaron Torres, who contributed one each. Quinton Reynolds rejected 20 shots on goal for Texas. The Jr. Brahmas registered zero goals on two power play opportunities. Turner recorded 29 saves for the Jr. Stars. 
 
Great Falls 4 @ Bozeman 2 – The Great Falls Americans gutted out a close 4-2 win against the Bozeman Icedogs. Each team kept the other at bay throughout the game, and Nathan Zorbas secured the win for Great Falls with a goal in the second period. Robert Kalata had two goals to lead the Americans to victory. Kalata scored on the power play at 9:23 into the second period to make the score 2-0 Great Falls and again while 18:39 into the third to make the score 3-1 Great Falls. Great Falls forced Bozeman goalie Denijs Romanovskis to work between the pipes, taking 41 shots. Great Falls also got a goal from Lucas Lomax as well. More assists for Great Falls came via Lucas Stover, who had two and Michael Kliment, Wade Wylie, and Adam Apangalook, who contributed one each. The Icedogs were helped by Kyler Chartier, who registered one goal. Chartier scored 1:28 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Great Falls. Kegan Couture picked up the assist. Coleton Anderson also scored for Bozeman. Other players who recorded assists for Bozeman were Gunnar Mogck and Kevin Steffey, who each chipped in one. Lauren Massie made 25 saves for the Americans on 27 shots. Bozeman's Romanovskis stopped 37 shots out of the 39 that he faced. 
 
Alexandria 6 @ Minnesota 5 – The Alexandria Blizzard climbed out of a two-goal hole to beat the Minnesota Flying Aces, 6-5. Alexandria never led in the game until netting the game winner. The Blizzard trailed 5-3 after a goal by Minnesota's Jake Mullendore at 18:49 in the second period. Alexandria tied things up at 5-5 on a goal by Tom Schmidt at 9:36 in the third period. The Blizzard netted the game winner at 12:34 in the third period on a goal by Schmidt. Schmidt was all over the ice for Alexandria, as he tallied two goals and two assists in the win. Schmidt scored the first of his two goals at 11:58 into the first period to make the score 2-1 Minnesota. Trent Olson picked up the assist. Schmidt's next tally made the score 5-5 with 10:24 left in the third period. Tyler Sworsky assisted on the tally. The Blizzard forced the Flying Aces goalie Kevin OShea to work between the pipes, taking 45 shots. Alexandria's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Alexandria additionally got points from Luke Pavelich, who also registered one goal and one assist and Gavin Mindt, who also racked up one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Alexandria included Tom Monteiro and Jody Randall, who each put in one. Other players who recorded assists for Alexandria were Kyle Jones, Logan Norman, and Tony Arias, who each chipped in one. Minnesota surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Flying Aces have scored at the pace of 1.7 goal per game during the current campaign. Minnesota was led by Bradee Thompson, who grabbed two goals and one assist. Thompson scored the first of his two goals at 3:15 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Minnesota. Tyler Arenz picked up the assist. Thompson's next tally made the score 4-2 Minnesota with 16:07 left in the second period. Jack Anderholm provided the assist. Minnesota also got points from Arenz, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Minnesota also got a goal from Ty Ennis as well. More assists for Minnesota came via Colton Jones, who had two and Tyler Leverty, Victor Lombardi, and AJ Gullickson, who contributed one each. The Blizzard's Evan Bisek stopped 19 shots out of the 24 that he faced. OShea rejected 39 shots on goal for the Flying Aces. 

Wisconsin 1 @ Granite City 5 – The Wisconsin Whalers failed to take advantage of their power play opportunities and the Granite City Lumberjacks shook off a number of penalties to win, 5-1. Granite City was sparked by Mitchell Gwost, who racked up one goal and one assist. Gwost scored on the power play 13:22 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Granite City. The Lumberjacks had gotten the advantage when Wisconsin's Alex Anderson was sent off for cross checking. Tanner Skaja picked up the assist. Granite City's defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals. Granite City also got points from Skaja, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Granite City also got a goal from Tobias Gabrielsen as well. Other players who recorded assists for Granite City were David Horsmann, who had two and Blake Phenow, Spencer Nelson, Brady Bernhardson, Alek Groth, and Dallas Marvin, who each chipped in one. The Whalers' offense operated below their season average. Wisconsin averages 3.5 goals per game. Team could not crack the Lumberjacks' penalty kill and was held to one power play goal while having 10 opportunities to play with the man advantage. Kendall Meyer rejected 14 shots on goal for Granite City. Evan Moyse recorded 24 saves for the Whalers. 
 
Gillette 5 @ Billings 3 – The Gillette Wild gutted out a close 5-3 win against the Billings Bulls. No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Rob Lantz at 1:51 of the third period. Gillette kept Billings' goalie busy throughout the game, and Cole Semchak made 27 saves on 32 shots. The Wild were led by Trent Dillinger, who tallied two goals. Dillinger scored the first of his two goals at 5:37 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Gillette. Dillinger's next tally made the score 5-3 Gillette with 15 seconds left in the third period. TJ McMinn provided the assist. Others who scored for Gillette included Bryce Mitzel and RJ Yusko, who scored one goal each. In addition, Gillette received assists from Cade Boreing, who had two and Lance Pennington and Darren Banks, who each chipped in one. The Bulls excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances. Billings was led by TJ Theodosopoulos, who racked up two goals. Theodosopoulos scored the first of his two goals at 17:57 into the first period to make the score 1-1. Cameron Birklid assisted on the tally. Theodosopoulos' next tally made the score 3-2 Billings with 55 seconds left in the second period. Birklid picked up the assist. Ian Wiljanen also scored for Billings. Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Ian Eshbaugh, Nick Rizzo, and Tristan Henrichs, who contributed one each. Sean Kelley recorded 24 saves for Gillette. 
 
 
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